PTE Academic Reading Section Useful Tips

By | May 21, 2017

PTE Academic Reading Tips

  To start with PTE-Academic Reading, time it contains for this section is 32-41min (depends on questions in the exam) and  the item types it include are,
  1. Multiple-choice, choose single answer
  2. Multiple-choice, choose multiple answers
  3. Re-order paragraphs
  4. Reading: Fill in the blanks
  5. Reading & Writing: Fill in the blanks

Tips for Multiple-choice, single and multiple answers:

  • Focus on keywords in question and search in the text and then look in options.
  • Most of the time, Pay close attention to the frequency words (always, often, sometimes, never many, all, never, only.. etc) eliminate those options and find the correct answer.
Ex: According to the text, which of the following are true of English attitudes towards intellectuals?
  1. They never join forces with those in authority.
  2. Most people would not be able to name an intellectual.
  3. In general, the English do not admire respect intellectuals.
  4. Even some English intellectuals do not like to be called intellectuals.
  5. They are not clear about what an intellectual is or does.
Answer: 3,4
Note: It is not applicable always, Use this trick only when the time is not sufficient to answer.
  • Look for main reason/text and concentrate on repeated words to find the correct answer.
  • Negative marking is applicable for multiple answers.
  • Time manage max 90sec each question in single answer type and max 2min for each question in multiple answers.

Tips for Re-order Paragraphs:

  • Look at the Proper Nouns-Common nouns-Pronoun-Articles Usage-Time Phrases(depends) order to form the sentences.
  • Consider the clue words
ex: a) The king…….
       b) ……….. King Rama………
The order here it comes is, b-a. Because in the sentence ‘a’ it says Kings follows…. but in sentence ‘b’ it introduces about the king name.
  • Frame the order of sentences using the Nouns, Pronouns, Adjectives, Repeated words, Time phrases, etc…
  • Concentrate on pronouns he, she, him, her, they, them, these, those, etc.. these sentences will never come in first.
  • Repeated words – the hint here is, most of the time word one sentences if the same word in other sentences come in an order.
  • Adjectives – the hint here is, ex: better comes after good. so first is good-better.
  • Time manage – try to answer the question within 4min.

Tips for Fill in the Blanks:

  • Concentrate on parts of speech before and after the blank, it helps in finding the missing word.
  • Select the word, which is mostly collocated with words beside it.
  • Skim for the main idea of the text.
  • Most of the time, missing word synonym will be in the text, it helps in finding the answer.
  • Time manage – 2min for each question approx.
Note: Follow the above tips you can score maximum marks in the PTE Exam. And the item types may not be in order in the Exam.

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89 thoughts on “PTE Academic Reading Section Useful Tips

  1. leena

    nead to know abt the tips for rearrange para. apart from the above mentioned plz. like any tricks with sequence like bca bda like this

    Reply
    1. Admin Post author

      Hello Leena,
      I would not suggest those types of sequences. Soon we will post new tips.

      Reply
    2. Admin Post author

      Hello Leena,
      I would not suggest those types of sequences. Soon we will post new tips.
      Thanks!

      Reply
  2. Ramachandran

    Sir how to score above 80 in pte.if u know any tips or tricks

    Reply
    1. Admin Post author

      I can say only one thing, PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE. Until you get the confidence of reaching that mark.

      Reply
  3. Rohit

    Hi

    Would like to know one thing – Can we skip one item and attend it later at the end of the section.-
    I mean to say that- if test taker want to attend multiple-choice multipe answer section later at the end of reading part and first complete remaining 4 items. Is it possible ?

    Pls advise.

    Reply
  4. vasanthi

    unable to complete fill in the blanks reading writing in 2mins

    Reply
    1. Admin Post author

      I will try to provide the new tips and strategies to workout and help you vasanthi.
      Admin: Thanks!

      Reply
  5. Sugeesan

    Sir,

    Could you provide repeated questions of Reorder paragraph please.

    thanks

    Reply
  6. Pavan

    Very good tips and tricks to the people who wants to take the PTE examination with out any coaching. Thank you so much for providing such a great information.

    Reply
  7. Sam

    Yes,These are absolutely precious tips for all of us..Keep doing that gra8 job.GBU.

    Reply
  8. mohan

    very useful tips. But I am having problem in grammar and especially in vocabulary how can i improve it in one month

    Reply
  9. Ramkumar

    Can you please tell me how the weight age of the reading section calculated? Whether the multiple choices holds more marks or the fill in the blanks holds more. Please explain item wise in reading section. Thank you.

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  10. Santosh

    Mind blowing sir, I believe with these tips, I am definitely gonna achieve my score. I am really thankful for your sir, hope your content helps many other people like me.

    thanks.

    Reply
  11. tarun

    thanks a lot team gave such a beautiful or useful tips and congrats to me i achieve 69 score overall

    Reply
  12. Sasi

    Thanks for the useful tips, Would you please share more sample questions especially for reading.

    Reply
  13. Prashant

    Hi AllInfi,

    Thanks a lot very nice and useful tips..Keep up the good work..! Many Thanks..

    Best Rgds,
    Prashant.

    Reply
  14. tanuj batra

    its very helpful buddy keep it up…. plz could you provide more material for pts as in exam format….

    Reply
  15. Ram

    Thanks for the excellent posts. Could you please explain “Repeated words – the hint here is, most of the time word one sentences if the same word in other sentences come in an order.”

    Reply
  16. vivek

    This is very useful and informative. Please provide more tips on speaking part. Thanks a lot mate!

    Reply
  17. Ashu

    Useful tip. Can you suggest some tips also. I feel hard in reading. My mind says the answer but I’m marking wrongly.

    Reply
  18. nik

    Hi,it's very helpful to us, can you post few fill in the blanks examples? We can have idea to skim the main context and go with the answer,because it is a good scoring section..Thanks.

    Reply
  19. All Infi

    Time for the Individual task is not mentioned but the overall time for the Listening section is only mentioned so you have to manage the time by yourself depending on the task .

    Reply
  20. Unknown

    The tips are helpful, if you don't mind can you post answer duration for Listening , reading sections for each type of question.

    As it is not very clear to practice mock tests with time limitation.

    Reply
  21. All Infi

    Score by individual… Always their is a partial marking atleast for attending those.

    Reply
  22. Michelle

    may i know for reading section fill in the black, 1 question will have few blanks to answer, they they score by individual blanks or even if one of the blank is wrong, the question is wrong?

    Reply
  23. All Infi

    All are welcomed here…. If you like the article please share this page…. 🙂

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    1. Love

      It’s really useful to me thanks for these all types of tips. I really really like it.

      Reply
      1. santosh

        Mind blowing sir, I believe with these tips, I am definitely gonna achieve my score. I am really thankful for your sir, hope your content helps many other people like me.

        thanks.

        Reply

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